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Sep 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
iran. >> reporter: release came before president obama addressed the united nations general assembly. mahmoud ahmedinejad gives his speech today. president obama says he's thrilled with the news. he like the rest of his administration believes the hikers should not have been held in the first place. >> they have a chance now to reunite with their families and to decompress from what has been a terrible experience for them and i'm looking forward to seeing them when they return home. >> reporter: in josh fattal's hometown near philadelphia "welcome home" signs are already up. his uncle is eagerly awaiting a reunion. >> i want to see his face. >> reporter: they could be back on u.s. soil within days. susan mcguinness for cbs news, washington. >> omani and swiss diplomats helped to get the release since the u.s. has no diplomatic relations with iran. >>> president obama talked to the united nations general assembly yesterday. procedure to his -- prior to his address president obama met face-to-face with the palestinian president. he doesn't want abbas to ask for statehood when the u.n. addresses
Sep 19, 2011 4:30am EDT
leaders gather in new york city for the opening session of the united nations general assembly. one of the issues up for discussion is the recognition of the palestinian authority as an independent state. several donor nations are reaffirming the authority's readiness for statehood based on reports from key international financial institutions and the u.n. the funeral for kara kennedy, the oldest child of the late senator edward kennedy will be held wednesday at holy trinity church in d.c. the 51-year-old kennedy died friday at a health club. she collapsed after her daily workout. a wake will be held tuesday. both the wake and the funeral will be open to the public. the burial will be private. >>> and funeral plans are also being made for the daughter of former vice president walter mondale. 51-year-old eleanor mondale died after battling brain cancer for several years. she was a television reporter and a radio show host after getting small parts on the big and small screen. she had been off the air since 2009 when she announced the cancer had returned. >>> for the first time in fou
Sep 21, 2011 4:30am EDT
set for october 13th. >>> today, president obama addresses the united nations' general assembly in new york. before his address, he's expected to meet with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas trying to head off a mideast diplomatic showdown at the u. n.. abbas is pushing ahead for his campaign for palestinian state hood there. >>> yesterday, world leaders pledged to take action to prevent millions of deaths from cancer, diabetes and heart and lung disease. the leaders at the general assembly's first ever meeting on chronic disease promised to tackle them. however, they never answered exactly how they plan to go about doing that. the pentagon says the number of american troops in iraq will fall to roughly 40,000 by the end of this month. chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mike mullen says the reduction puts the military on track to meet its goal by withdrawing all troops from iraq by the end of the year. there's no word on when the estimated 100,000 private security contractors will remain in the country. >>> another battle in the senate over disaster aid now. majority leader harry reid
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